(Pocket-lint) – A leaked benchmark result suggests that Nothing’s first smartphone won’t be an all-powerful flagship. Instead, the company seems to be opting for a very capable mid-range chipset.
The result in question was found on Geekbench and indicates that the Nothing (1) phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 778+, not one of the more powerful 8-series chipsets.
It’s been clear from the start that Nothing’s main goal is to design and build a phone that’s different from other phones on the market. With the transparent back design, it certainly does.
From a feature and spec perspective, it also seems like the focus is on creating a phone that’s a solid, practical and effortless everyday device. One that works well with other products, like its own headphones.
Nothing tries to create the fastest and most powerful smartphone with the best Geekbench results. In fact, you might say it would be foolish to even attempt it given the investment/return ratio.
Building a very solid and unique phone at a competitive price makes a lot more sense. And you usually can’t do that if you have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on board, unless you’re willing to compromise on other features that are arguably more important to most people (like cameras ).
Time will tell if the approach will succeed. Nothing Phone (1) will launch next month.
Written by Cam Bunton.